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Marine Superintendent

Company: Ports America Group
Location: Gulfport
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Job Description:

At Ports America, the Marine Superintendent will effectively plan and supervise the duties associated with terminal operations and staff.-- This includes ensuring efficient, safe, and productive operations for your assigned customers, terminal area, and cargo type. The Superintendent is responsible for participating in the development and achievement of operational and financial goals and objectives and incorporating Ports America Values of Safety, Integrity, Pursue Excellence, Create Happiness, Connect and One Team in all aspects of communication, behavior, and business dealings. Essential Duties:

  • Effectively supervise and direct the work activities of, labor, foreman and other personnel; ensuring performance expectations and customer needs are met.
  • Develop short range business plans designed to achieve company goals and objectives while operating within approved fiscal budget.
  • Determine the amount of labor needed for each day and ensure labor is order appropriately for your assigned area.
  • Make decisions affecting overtime cost and general expenditures and ensure they are made in the best interests of our company and customers.
  • Determine additional staffing / labor needs and contacts union in advance, ensuring cost-effective staffing and availability.
  • Ensure payroll accuracy and make appropriate changes as needed.
  • Identify areas of cost reduction and leads and support OPEx initiatives.
  • Actively champion and manage the company's Safety program ensuring that all labor and staff comply with accident prevention / safety and workers' compensation programs and procedures.
  • Reviews Safety trends for your area and incorporates corrective measures.
  • Develop, review, and approve efficient operational plans for all areas.
  • Works closely with M&R/Terminal Departments to ensure the appropriate equipment allocation meets operational demands.
  • Maintain positive relations with labor and union officials and that the Collective Bargaining Agreements associated to your workforce are understood and followed.
  • Counsel, discipline and terminate Foremen and Supervisory Union positions when necessary.
  • Ensure union leadership enforces collective bargaining agreements and works in the best interest of the company.
  • Advise Site leadership of union labor investigative matters and assist in adjudicating all complaints filed through Labor Relations committees up to arbitration.
  • Ensure union leadership counsels, disciplines, and terminates union staff when necessary.
  • Responsible for attending Labor Relation Committees for grievances you have filed and expected to follow up on decisions and inform peers and direct managers of outcome.
  • Participate in regular training and feed-back to labor and management staff.
  • Participate in the interviewing and selection process for steady labor and management staff.
  • Communicate areas of accountability and performance expectations to labor and management staff.
    • Develop, communicate, maintain, and improve operating and administrative procedures (consistent with area procedures and objectives) designed to provide required information and facilitate internal practices.
      • Ensures certifications and required training and clearance is current for you and your staff.
      • Ensure that all company policies, procedures, and controls are followed and that required reports are completed accurately, submitted on time to appropriate staff, customers and other designated personnel, and that appropriate staff and labor have a full understanding of these procedures.
      • Travel to support other operations as needed.
      • Other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications:
        • Bachelor's Degree in Marine Administration, Transportation, Operations Management, Engineering,
          • OR High School Diploma or GED with equivalent experience working in a management function.
          • 3+ years of experience in Terminal Operations or closely related field.
          • Valid US Driver's License
          • Obtain and maintain TWIC (Transportation Workers Identification Card) issued by the Department of Homeland Security
          • Knowledge of safety and accident prevention codes and regulations Preferred Qualifications
            • Knowledge and understanding of cargo stowage and stability. --
            • Proficient in MS Office
            • Good communication skills both verbal and written.
            • Proven time management skills
            • Experience in a fast-paced environment
            • Ability to plan and organize to effectively execute.
            • Ability to drive and influence performance in others. Physical Working Attributes:
              • Climb up and down a ladder on a vessel multiple times within a shift
              • Work in changing hot and cold climates based on weather conditions.
              • Work in an environment that may be hazardous to persons unable to see and hear fast moving equipment.
              • Lift, push, and or pull up to 30lbs NOTE:-- This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other related duties as needed to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Ports America is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; national origin; sex (including pregnancy); sexual orientation; gender identity and/or expression; age; disability; genetic information, citizenship status; military service obligations or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This role does not offer sponsorship for work authorization. External applicants must be eligible to work in the US.-- If you require additional information about our comprehensive data privacy policy (), we invite you to contact us via email at . Our dedicated team at Ports America will be pleased to address any specific inquiries or concerns you may have regarding the handling, protection, and security of your data. We are committed to ensuring the utmost privacy and confidentiality of your personal information and will gladly provide you with the necessary details to help you better understand our practices and protocols.

Keywords: Ports America Group, Gulf Port , Marine Superintendent, Other , Gulfport, Mississippi

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